Search Results: "John M. Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"And that there are scientists like Rosenberg doing their all to make the therapy work."
The exciting story of an idea whose time has come—and of the man who pioneered it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"Majestic, spellbinding treatment of a mass killer."
A keen recounting of the 1918-20 pandemic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Perhaps he's saving that story for a sequel. (photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selection)"
A devastating flood is both the protagonist and the backdrop of this brilliantly narrated epic story of the misuse of engineering in thrall to politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A top-notch intellectual biography."
Biography of Roger Williams (1603-1683), the 17th-century rebel whose ideas led to the formation of the Rhode Island colony on the American continent. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Plenty of ammunition here for those who believe a 'campaign of lies and distortion' accounts for the U.S. presence in Iraq."
A former 60 Minutes producer exposes 85 years of Western recklessness and fecklessness in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELEN KELLER'S BEST FRIEND BELLE by Holly M. Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While Helen Keller's love of dogs isn't an integral part of her personal biography, it's an interesting hook to draw children into the story of this fascinating, inspirational woman. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Helen Keller's life is summarized for younger children in this attractively illustrated biography that uses Keller's love for dogs as a unifying thematic thread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHNITZEL by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Just enough creepiness for a Halloween read-aloud. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" gets a new treatment as Schnitzel, apprentice to the renowned wizard Sir Willabald, is loath to tackle the housekeeping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNIQUELY HUMAN by Barry M. Prizant
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A truly impactful, necessary book."
A remarkable new approach to autism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1992

"A provocative and forceful call for change, certain to enrage male gynecologists while empowering their patients."
Why men have no business being gynecologists—or so the author says—and what women can do to get proper health care. Read full book review >